A widowed father narrates an adventurous fairy tale of epic proportions to his only daughter, in an attempt to teach her the values of courage and determination, that carry us through at times of trouble and discomfort. But, wait just a second, is this really a fairy tale? The bigger-than-life true story of Romanian Dan “Phileas Fogg” Dumitru, who took on an unprecedented challenge to travel around the globe (in a thirteen-year journey that cost the lives of his three fellow travelers) is transformed into a meticulously animated moral lesson about perseverance and strength in the face of loss.

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Direction: Damian Groves, Anton Groves
Script: Bogdan Mureșanu, Anton Groves, Damian Groves
Cinematography: David Lee
Editing: Bogdan Orcula
Sound: Štefan Crisan
Music: Pablo Pico
Production: Studioset, Framebreed, Bagan Films Production
Producer/Producers: Bianca Oana, Sorin Baican, Dan Mateescu
Co-producer/Co-producers: Veronique Siegel, Patrick Hernandez, Lionel Gonzalez
Costumes: Ana Ioneci, Daniela Ilin
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Romania
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 18´
Contact: Studioset,
Awards/Distinctions: Best Short Film – Transilvania IFF 2019